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The Interloc Solutions 100% Maximo Blog

Custom Start Center Portlets in Maximo

Posted by Martin Nichol

Feb 16, 2017 6:41:53 PM

Maximo's Start Center is populated with a number of different portlets.  They provide KPI data, Favorite links, the user's Inbox, among other things.  While it is possible to create custom portlets in Maximo, out of the box functionality does not permit saving them in a Start Center template.

Having looked into how Start Center templates are managed, I have created some extensions that permit saving custom portlets in a Start Center template.  Using these customizations "simplifies" custom portlet design to 10 easy steps.  They are:

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Maximo HSE:  The Hidden Gem of Maximo

Posted by Greg Hoile

Sep 22, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Maximo has traditionally been a very powerful maintenance management tool, born from the need to manage downtime and to create work orders against assets, capturing history of work done.

Fast forward to 2016.  Competition has driven maintenance management far beyond the creation of work orders in response to failing equipment.  In most industries, the analysis and ongoing improvement of maintenance effectiveness is just as important as the creation of the product or service in the first place.

In his third post in the series, Greg Hoile, VP of US Operations, Interloc Solutions, explains why Maximo HSE is truly the hidden gem of Maximo

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Topics: Maximo HSE

This Is Not Your Father's Maximo HSE

Posted by Greg Hoile

Sep 20, 2016 7:30:00 AM

The Maximo Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) add-on was originally built for Oil and Gas industry requirements, but the new release now provides function that provides solutions to industries well beyond Oil and Gas.

In our latest post, Greg Hoile, VP US Operations, Interloc Solutions, shares his thoughts on why every industry should be taking a second look at the "new" Maximo HSE Solution. Read on to see how your business can benefit.

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Topics: Maximo HSE

Three Years Later:  Continued Mobile Maximo Success

Posted by Stacey Miller

Sep 18, 2016 1:58:55 PM

Mobile Informer continues to outperform at GTC.

At the recent MUWG, GTC validated that Mobile Informer continued to be a "game changer" for their Maximo organization.    Read on to find out the latest update from this long-time Mobile Informer client!.  

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Topics: Mobile Maximo, Mobile, Mobile Informer

Maximo HSE:  Top 5 Reasons for Any Industry

Posted by Greg Hoile

Sep 13, 2016 7:15:00 AM

Originally built for Oil and Gas industry requirements, Maximo Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) has since spread out to encompass every industry sector.  After all Health and Saftey are not an option in any situation or any industry.

Considering HSE for your business?  Here are my top 5 reasons why every industry should consider the Maximo HSE Add On Solution.  Have questions?  Be sure to contact me directly -- ghoile@interlocsolutions.com - to discuss your thoughts.

The Maximo HSE Add On Solution provides for...

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Topics: Maximo HSE

[How-To] Web Service Logging for IBM Maximo

Posted by Martin Nichol

Aug 18, 2016 2:47:15 PM

Web services have made a lot of things easier, and a lot of things better. They make it possible to integrate other applications with IBM Maximo without the hassle of providing, and keeping up to date, a jar file of business objects to use with RMI.  Maximo also makes creating web services very easy. From the Integration -> Web Services Library application, it is possible to create web services from an Object Structure, an Enterprise Service, or from a Service Class.

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Topics: IBM Maximo, IBM Maximo Web Service Logging, Web Service Logging

IBM Maximo, European Rail Summit, and Interloc: A Trifecta for Asset Management

Posted by Stacey Miller

Jul 21, 2016 6:08:50 PM

The European Rail Summit is the premier rail transportation industry event of the year for European Maximo users and prospects. The Summit was held in Utrecht, The Netherlands on Monday and Tuesday June 20th and 21st, and was graciously hosted by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Rail).  

The Rail Summit created an essential opportunity for rail providers and Maximo rail vendors to meet and discuss the very specific needs that the transportation industry has. As a key sponsor, Interloc provided presentations on two topics that are extremely important to rail implementations of Maximo – Mobile Solutions and Proofs of Concept.

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Topics: Maximo, maximo transportation, Europe

Rail Industry, Structured EAM & Maximo

Posted by Greg Hoile

Jun 20, 2016 2:50:23 PM

bullet_train_red_blend.pngThe rail industry presents a unique asset management challenge -- from the 7000+ miles of track in the US to 20000+ miles in the Western Europe.  If that is not staggering enough, consider these additional points unique to the rail industry:

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Topics: Maximo, EAM, Rail Industry

Better Maximo Mobility Starts Here [Infographic]

Posted by Stacey Miller

May 17, 2016 3:55:00 PM


You run your business on Maximo but your workers are in the field. How do you get more wrench time and greater productivity?

The answer is simple -- go mobile. After all, research firm IDC predicts that by 2017, over 50% of IT spending will be for new mobile and cloud technologies.

The key is getting your maintenance users on board. Studies show that user experience is degraded with even the slightest amount of lag time.

So, what's the answer?

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Why Mobile for Maximo For the Utilities Industry [Infographic]

Posted by Stacey Miller

May 6, 2016 5:08:24 PM


Interloc just returned from the Maximo Utility Working Group in Detroit and once again mobility for IBM Maximo was hot an everyone's mind.  And it's no wonder.  

Consider these points:

  • The rising costs of maintaining existing infrastructure
  • The advent of evolving technology, like the smart grid
  • The plethora of IoT devices  (21B by the year 2020!)

Plus, just by implementing mobile, many companies are seeing productivity increases of 42 minutes of wrench time per employee!

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Topics: Mobile, Maximo, Utilities